Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection.

Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection.

Shirley Temple, one of the greatest and most iconic young performers of all time passed away last night of natural causes at her home in California.The 85 year old former child star began her career in at the age of just 3 and went on to star in numerous 1930’s classics such as Heidi, Bright Eyes and Curly Top.

Take a look at the list below and relive Shirley’s most unforgettable performances.

Baby Take a Bow (1934)

She was just 6 years old when she starred in this movie alongside James Dunn.

http://youtu.be/SRws_4Inqfc

Come and Get Your Happiness (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, 1938)

Film loosely based on Kate Douglas Wiggin’s novel Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.  Shirley plays, Rebecca Winstead, a young orphan who wins  a radio audition to represent a breakfast cereal.

http://youtu.be/GyfVVGhMLcg

At The Codfish Ball (Captain January, 1936)

Perhaps one of Shirley’s most famous routines. She dances alongside Buddy Ebsen.

http://youtu.be/Zpqt3zgdYUw

When I Grow Up (Curly Top, 1935)

http://youtu.be/fElh8TKLiYM

Oh Sunanna (Little Colonel, 1935)

Shirley with the infamous Bill “Bojangles” Robinson.

The Toy Trumpet (Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm, 1938)

http://youtu.be/I5pWeZZP4Tk

In Our Little Wooden Shoes (Heidi, 1937)

Temple enjoyed her third year in a row as number one at the box office  following this film.

Baby Take A Bow (Stand Up And Cheer, 1934)

She was just 5 years old in this performance! What incredible tap and performance skills for someone so young. This is one of my favourites.

This is a Happy Little Ditty (Just Around The Corner, 1938)
http://youtu.be/Uzr2TplpgEQ

The Good Ship Lollipop (Bright Eyes, 1934)

Her signature song in the film Bright Eyes.

Animal Crackers in My Soup (Curly Top, 1935)

This song is still a hit with children in the 21st century.

http://youtu.be/c1LI8lZALPM

For even more of Shirley’s adorable performances, check out the following links:

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